Multiple MBP/OS X issues: kernel panics, hardware test and SSD

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  1. TGeldof, May 6, 2014
    Last edited: May 6, 2014

    TGeldof macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    Hi all,

    I have had a number of issues with my MacBook Pro lately, and I am looking to find out how to solve them. The specs:

    13 inch, mid 2009 MBP
    OS X 10.8.5
    2,26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    (I know, it's getting old)

    First of all, I am planning to buy a Samsung 840 EVO SSD drive to replace the stock HHD. But before doing that, I want to rule out any other hardware problem (because if there would be one, maybe I can replace that one too). However, I cannot run Apple Hardware Test because my MBP did not come with AHT or installation disks, and the model is too old to run AHT via internet. I have not yet found another solution, so I was wondering if anyone could help me with that.

    Second, my MBP crashes all the time when I play games on it. Before crashing, it becomes pretty hot (86 degrees Celcius at the CPU A Temperature Diode) and the fan starts running at high speeds. After rebooting, the log reveals a kernel panic, but I am not enough of an expert to decipher what it says exactly. It's a very short log, too, I have seen many longer ones. Here is the log:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1597163 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 8
    Anonymous UUID: 1B41F9E9-31F1-7D12-F26F-60A7AEDC7834

    Tue May 6 21:40:59 2014
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff80112b8945): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f9290a077, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffef810ddbbb08, CR3: 0x000000002075a000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff80dd13a000, RCX: 0xffffff80dd13a000, RDX: 0x0000000000000000
    RSP: 0xffffff810ddbbb00, RBP: 0xffffef810ddbbb10, RSI: 0x00000000000c12b8, RDI: 0xffffff8011801f20
    R8: 0xffffff80ed0d5078, R9: 0x000000000098945d, R10: 0xffffff810ddbb9a0, R11: 0x0000000000000202
    R12: 0x0000000000000000, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0x000000000003ab23, R15: 0xffffff80dd2f5000
    RFL: 0x0000000000010282, RIP: 0xffffff7f9290a077, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
    Fault CR2: 0xffffef810ddbbb08, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x1

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff810ddbb7a0 : 0xffffff801121d636

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether this is a hardware problem, or if something else causes the kernel panics.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    noone can tell you - unless they possess magic.
    could be hardware CPU - overheating maybe or crash related to SW.

    open it, clean it, fans etc. do clean install OSX 10.9.2, test it.
    get this utility widget here to monitor system temps:

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